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1  Spiral Peyote Bracelet (at least that's what I think it is :P) in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: February 28, 2010 01:28:33 AM
Made this for a personal swap. Made a few other pieces, but this is the main one. I got the most AWESOME victorian corset in return.

Magnetic 'antique' look clasp, size 11 black and turquoise seed beads, larger black beads, and even larger pink covered clear beads. I was disappointed that the pink beads bled while I was stitching, not good quality. The beads I bought were unlabeled and from a boutique retail outlet, so not actually sure of any sizes or makes. Beading with no time and a limited budget sucks.


Here's the bracelet:












You like?

Thanks for looking!
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2  FB Christmas Tree Earrings in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: December 06, 2009 02:12:26 AM
Christmas tree earrings!



Inspired by: BeadedByAmy's last post: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=330058.0
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3  Re: Christ-Centered Christmas Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by AmysSculpturalBeading on: December 05, 2009 10:18:33 PM
Hi guys,

Thought you might like to see what I'm making with the beads I got from Avalon!



The bigger purple and brown beads are from the package my awesome swap partner sent.

It'll end up being a necklace, hopefully. Pattern here: http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/25489gold_necklace.JPG . My count is off in place already...oops.. Oh well, it'll look good anyway.
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4  Re: Christ-Centered Christmas Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by AmysSculpturalBeading on: December 03, 2009 03:21:20 AM
Got my package today from Avalon!



And inside:

A fichu! I will be the picture of modesty next time I wear a gown. So nice!








A reticule! I didn't specify, but black is perfect! I love the fabric, the cross detail, everything. There was a vintage hankie inside too.



A messenger bag! This is now my dance bag. I love that fabric! Aren't the panels lovely too?




A gorgeous vintage Burse and Veil set! I shall have to think how best to use it.




Supplies!








So much to love! Thankyou so much Avalon (but I've PMd you most of my praise already Tongue) and thanks to KLKing for 'twisting my arm' to join this swap...heh heh!

Need some better photos, perhaps, but it is now and hour and a half past my bedtime and I get up at 5am...uh oh...lol.





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5  Re: Christ-Centered Christmas Swap Gallery in The Swap Gallery by AmysSculpturalBeading on: November 29, 2009 02:15:58 AM
Teaser photo for Avalon_Princes27

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6  Tree Of Life Ornaments using a Melding of Techniques in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: November 29, 2009 01:57:56 AM
Hi guys,

I've made two tree of life suncatchers/ornaments/hangy thingies recently and wanted to share.

For the branches of both and the trunk and roots of the first I kind of combined the french beading technique used for making baby's breath (which is similar to one used in making wire and bead trees) with the tree-of-life concept.

For the second one I thought I'd braid the wires for the trunk and main branches.

The first is lush, the second went a little sparse in the foliage department because I cut the wires shorter, but I still like it.

Here you go:











Oh dear, the second one definitely needs another set of branches and my wire wrapping skills are shoddy! It really looks better off camera, I promise Tongue

Maybe someone else can use braiding and the wire tree technique with the tree of life idea and make a better example? *hint*!

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7  Re: Dolly Woven Wire and Bead Bracelets in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: November 11, 2009 04:51:28 PM
Hi guys,

I made a silver, a gold and a copper version of these yesterday. Gave the silver and gold to my employer before I got a chance to photograph them, but I'll make more Smiley

Here's the copper one:



And here's a photo of my new wire shipment which will give me lots more to work with. I keep getting distracted with new things when I should be threading for Mum's fern Sad



Silver, brown, copper, gold, light green, dark green, peacock blue, black, red...

Mmmm... wire...
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8  Dolly Woven Wire and Bead Bracelets in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: November 09, 2009 02:17:41 AM
Hi Guys!

I saw this: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=325563.0 and commented that maybe it could be done with a knitting dolly... And it can!

So, here's the bracelets I made with the dolly I was given and for some reason have kept since I was 4.

On the left has 3 beads per wrap around a nail, on the right has 1 per wrap.





I can finish one in half an hour! Really need to take photos in the daylight, but alas, I am rarely home except before and after dark...

These are a brilliant emerald color (in natural light) done in dark green 26 guage Parawire and dark green silver lined size 11 Czech seed beads.

I merely threaded a strand of beads onto wire and started 'knitting' with my needle nose pliers (my fingers would have bled). The tail at the beginning lent itself to one half of the clasp and finishing off by unhooking and threading the finishing tail through the remaining loops and pulling tight leaving another tail lent itself to forming the other half. Easy!

And my employer (I'm a nanny) saw them on me (I made them on the bus on the way to work) when I got to work and wants some in black, gold, silver, copper... Sheesh! I need to order more wire! Tongue Smiley

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9  Oval Petal FB Blossom Bobbies in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: November 06, 2009 10:18:56 PM
Very simple 5 oval shaped petal blossoms, in 4-row crossover, on bobby pins, with glass pearls or bicone centres. I would also like to use Swarovski crystal centres, but until I have established sales, I'm not spending that much!!! I'm going broke buying materials Smiley





C & C?
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10  Had a go at a tree-of-life pendant. in Beads: Completed Projects by AmysSculpturalBeading on: October 27, 2009 04:10:08 AM
This pendant is made with thick steel wire, 26 guage silver coated copper wire, 11/0 crystal seed beads and 4mm round coral beads.

I got my inspiration for this piece here: http://www.phoenixfiredesigns.com/treeoflife.html and you can find a free tutorial to make one yourself here: http://beadstudio.com/info.php?a=613



I tried making one with glass pearls, but they were just too big and I couldn't get more than one on each branch... hmmm. Advice? C & C?
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